Science Springs into Nottingham Park

Find out what an unborn lamb feels like when it is still inside its mother, discover whether your taste depend on your genes and find many more extraordinary facts at “Science in the Park” on March 12 2011 in Wollaton Park, Nottingham.
 
Feb. 26, 2011 - PRLog -- National Science and Engineering Week is an annual celebration of the achievements and excitement of science and technology. This year a group of enthusiastic scientists will be entertaining families at “Science in the Park 2011”, an extravaganza in Wollaton Park, Nottingham, on Saturday 12 March 2011. Their aim to engage and inspire audiences of all ages with the magic and mystery of their pet subject: Science!

Following a very successful inauguration last year, the Nottinghamshire Branch of the British Science Association will be working with scientists who are so enthusiastic about their subject they are happy to give up their Saturday to demonstrate their work to the public and answer their questions.  

Children will be amazed by “Spineless Wonders” with a wide range of live invertebrates including a tarantula and giant hissing cockroaches, while their parents will be able to help deliver a baby lamb in the University of Nottingham’s Vet School lambing simulator.
“We have lots of activities including genetics, plant science, bioenergy, chemistry, engineering, technology, science toys, an earthquake simulator, a lightning generator and much more,” said the organiser, Sarah Pierce, Chair of British Science Association Nottinghamshire Branch and Science Outreach Project Coordinator, University of Nottingham. “Among all these exciting events people can also watch demonstrations from Science on Stage and activities from Mad Science.”

Opening times are 11am to 4pm with last entry at 3.45. Entry is FREE although the Hall will ask £2 for car parking.

For more information visit the website http://www.scienceinthepark.co.uk/ or write to info@scienceinthepark.co.uk or call 01 22 39 69 333

Information for Editors
=================
National Science and Engineering Week
-------------------------------------------------------
In this annual celebration, ordinary people across the UK from all walks of life run events which engage and inspire people in science, engineering, maths or technology. In 2010 up to 2 million people took part in over 4000 events.  
This year NSEW runs from 11–20 March with the theme of “Communication”.  The day is co-ordinated by the British Science Association. Visit www.nsew.org.uk for details.  
To find out what is happening in the East Midlands visit the online events programme at

http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/forms/events/ind...

British Science Association
-------------------------------------
The British Science Association is a UK-based charity which envisages a society in which people from all walks of life are able to access science, engage with it and feel a sense of ownership about its direction.

Established in 1831 as the British Association for the Advancement of Science, it now organises major initiatives across the UK, including the annual British Science Festival, National Science and Engineering Week, programmes of regional and local events, and an extensive programme for young people in schools and colleges.

In the Midlands it has four branches, all manned by volunteers who are mostly professional scientists or engineers, and supported by a staff Regional Officer.

The Association seeks to achieve its aims by connecting science with people: promoting openness about science in society and affirming science as a prime cultural force through engaging and inspiring adults and young people directly with science and technology, and their implications.

The British Science Association is a charity established under Royal Charter and governed by a Council which forms the Board of Trustees. It is registered with the Charity Commission (number 212479) and with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (number SCO39236).

The home of the British Science Association is at http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/

Media Contact
-------------------
Sarah Pierce
Chair of British Science Association Nottinghamshire Branch and Science Outreach Project Coordinator
University of Nottingham
School of Biology
University Park
Nottingham
NG7 2 RD

0115 951 3415
Sarah.Pierce@nottingham.ac.uk

# # #

By connecting science with people and promoting openness, the British Science Association helps create a society in which people from all walks of life are able to access science, engage with it and feel a sense of ownership about its direction.
End



Like PRLog?
9K2K1K
Click to Share